Sellers Testimonials

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Dear Marla…“You've been absolutely amazing for both buying and selling our first condo! In addition to your deep knowledge of the SF market, your attention to detail and immediate responsiveness made us feel comfortable in two very heavy financial transactions. We will point anyone who needs a real estate expert your way for sure.”

— Dave & Danielle Heimlicher


I have been in the real estate industry for over 20 years and have worked with many realtors. Marla far exceeded my expectations. She clearly went above and beyond the call of duty when marketing my condominium for sale. She marketed my home like it was a multi-million dollar property. She diligently held it open on Sunday open houses, and Tuesday brokers tours until the day it closed escrow. I am a client for life!

– Carlee McCarty


I have been working with Marla for years now and have nothing but praise for her. Not only does she go above and beyond for her clients, she makes every step of the process easy to understand and stress free. I have rented, purchased and sold with Marla and found every transaction to be fun and easy. She¹s a true find in the industry and I have recommended her to all of my friends and family!

– Kathy Wroblewski


Marla was a pleasure doing business with! She sold our home in San Francisco very quickly and assisted in the purchase of our new home in Marin. Her punctuality and follow-through skills were impeccable. She is knowledgeable, friendly, and has excellent customer service skills. She was very thorough and answered all of our questions clearly. She kept open lines of communication throughout the whole process. We would highly recommend her services.

Vincent & Stacee Etcheber


Having just sold our condo in San Francisco, we can honestly say that it was a pleasurable experience. Marla took care of everything for us and made the entire process easy and painless. She was personable, professional, diligent and extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the marketing and sales process. We were especially thankful for her assistance with our tenants and ensuring a smooth transition to their new landlord. She went above and beyond the call of duty and worked at all hours to make sure all of our questions were answered and every detail taken care of. We couldn’t be more pleased!

– Andy and Karen Boone

I closed the sale of my home 3 weeks ago. As in my first effort with Marla she was diligent, dedicated, and demonstrated the kind of integrity I’ve always found rare in a difficult industry. Thanks and kudos to her for all the hard work!!

– Jacqueline James


I have been investing in Real Estate over the past 10 years. Marla is truly the best realtor I have ever worked with. She has a drive and work ethic that is very hard to find in most people. She was completely on top of it from the get go. Her impeccable follow-through skills and her constant search of the market finally allowed me to find a multiple-unit building in my price range. I look forward to doing many more transactions with her in the future.

– Kenneth Tonna


Dear Marla, I must compliment you on your real estate expertise. Being a first time home buyer, the whole process was both painless and educational. It was a pleasure to deal with you and I have already recommended you to several friends and family members.

– Alfred Etcheber


Marla was instrumental in making our dream of homeownership a reality. Not only did she find us the perfect home, but additionally, she introduced us to a mortgage broker with whom Marla operated like clockwork. Marla made the entire home buying process very understandable and convenient with her kind and patient approach. She worked very hard, being available all hours of the day, truly looking after our best interests. I would recommend Marla to anyone who is serious about purchasing or selling a home.

– Gaute & Jeanne Farner


Marla has a great spirit and an abundance of energy. She is bright, works hard, and has great people skills. I trusted her instincts as well as her ability to negotiate the best and fairest deal. She always got back to me promptly and advised me well. Marla is dedicated, professional, and experienced. I'm grateful I had her on my side and would gladly work with her again. I highly recommend her.

– Joan Amonette


As first time buyers, we were true novices the whole arena of purchasing a home. Friends referred us to Marla and we could not have been happier with our choice of a real estate agent. From the beginning, Marla was patient, helpful, and informative, walking us through step by step what we needed to know, when we needed to know things. She never pushed us beyond our budget and never forced us to move faster than we were comfortable even though we looked for several months. She worked diligently and tirelessly to help us find a home that we would be ultimately satisfied with. Marla is extremely hard-working, dependable, resourceful, and knowledgeable. She went above and beyond to help us find the right home. We highly recommend working with Marla.

– Grace & Martin Turkis


Thank you for your assistance. As first time homebuyers, we have to rely on the expertise of the people on our team and trust that they know what they are doing. We are so happy with the experience we have had with you and would highly recommend you to anyone. This difficult closing was only possible because of you. Marla - you are amazing - completely organized, always prepared for our meetings, and always providing valuable comments and leadership in the process. What a pleasure to work with you!

– David & Molly O’Dell


Dear Marla, Thank you for assisting me in the sale of my home. It was a pleasure dealing with you. I interviewed other agents as well and feel you surpass your competition on the following counts:

1. Your excellent follow-through skills put you far above the rest.
2. Your positive attitude and determination to find me a qualified buyer.
3. Making yourself available 100% of the time to thoroughly answer
ALL of my questions.
4. Your excellent negotiation skills to sell my home at the highest price possible.

– Inho Choi



Buyers Testimonials

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Marla was a godsend. She handled our first home purchase. We found her to be very knowledgeable and had complete trust in her ability. Marla was proactive throughout the entire process and explained things in a clear and concise way for us. Buying a home is a frustrating process – but Marla was the best part of our experience. She simplified the process and worked hand in hand with the mortgage broker to insure the best possible interest rate was locked. Marla stayed on top of everything and kept the ball rolling. We couldn’t say enough about what a pro she is.

– David Dell’Agostino and Christina Vaquera


Marla represented me in the purchase of my first condo. She handled everything in a professional and efficient manner from start to finish. She continued to stay in close contact with me over the past few years—constantly updating me on the appreciation and value of my condo. I am very happy to say that Marla just listed my condo and sold it well above the asking price, and in just one day! Simultaneously, she represented me in the purchase of my new home—a much larger, single-family residence. I couldn’t be happier with her service.

– Daniel Rosen


I have known Marla over 8 years and have experienced her professionalism and patience in two different job fields. Marla was the first and only choice for me because I knew she would watch out for my best interest and do her job completely. She had a difficult challenge in finding me the right fit and it took several months of serious looking, but she found a great home for me! I will continue to use Marla in the future and recommend her to all my friends!

– Margaux Rainey


Dear Marla…
Just wanted to say thanks again for everything! As first time homebuyers there was a lot of information for us to grapple with but you explained everything very clearly to us and made the process a very enjoyable one. We're so glad Deb and Jamin recommended you and we will not hesitate to do the same when our friends need a realtor. Thanks Again!”

– Justin & Dorothy Grant


Marla is amazing. I was referred to her by a mutual friend after my husband and I expressed dissatisfaction with the realtor we had been using. The second we met Marla, we realized we were in great hands. She immediately knew just what it was we were looking for in a home, and she didn't kiss up to the other realtors. She was always honest about various properties we saw, telling us what she really thought of a given place, really being honest about pros and cons. She found us our house in a matter of weeks and guided us through the process seamlessly. Every referral she gave us for plumbers, painters, contractors, etc. has been terrific. She really knows the city, and is meticulous in her work. You will really feel like she is in your corner working for you at all times.

– J. Rosenthal


Agent Testimonials

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Dear Marla,

Assisting a client in a new development is definitely a more daunting transaction process than a typical resale purchase. And there were times when the closing delays were very frustrating for my clients which required some very serious conversations regarding their long term purchase goals.

Having said that, I feel that YOU made the experience as pleasant and professional as could be expected. My clients are thrilled with their purchase.

Good luck with the rest of the sales and I'll be happy to participate in the experience with another buyer if and when I have one that is appropriate.

Doug Johnston
Zephyr Real Estate


Marla…Ric and I have enjoyed working with your team and we feel that you and Andy have provided excellent interface on the project. You have been very available, creative and knowledgeable in getting our clients into the project, reviewing available units and discussing offer options. In addition to the three who have closed escrow (or soon will), we brought two other clients who ratified and were very excited about the project. Unfortunately, both of those lost their jobs and were not able to move forward. You were a consummate professional in helping us work through those unfortunate situations. In short, it's been a pleasure working with you and the rest of the team. You're always smiling, super well-informed and ready to help.

Kevin (McLeod)
Paragon RE



I have meant to write to you for a month or so to tell you how much I appreciated you and your team for making my buyer’s feel so engaged when we visited Esprit. Your professionalism, welcoming grace and follow-up up made us feel we would find a receptive and informed audience to an offer.

In particular I want to let you know that my clients and I have toured extensively, every interesting new development in unique neighborhoods of the city you are by far the finest sales team we met, hands down.

There is an interesting corollary , especially in this nervous market, between a sure footed, authentic, well informed and warm sales team and a buyers comfort with bringing an offer – and then – staying in the deal. You made me and my buyers feel respected. You reflect the quality of the properties you represent in your classy candor and consistency of communication.

I appreciate it. Thanks.

Wendy Storch
Paragon Real Estate Group



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